Halfway Through Season for Wolverines Coaching in NFL

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Fergodsakes.com reviews the NFL action from the weekend, from the perspective of former University of Michigan Wolverine football players and coaches who are now coaching in the NFL. For more on Wolverine-related coaching trees, Fergodsakes.com has them here.

Mike DeBord (assistant coach of various positions 1992-99 and 2004-07, including 2 stints as Offensive Coordinator): Now Chicago Bears Tight Ends Coach. The Bears, 6-1, defeated Carolina 23-22. DeBord’s tight ends are part of an offense which has scored 26 points per game, 8th in the NFL.

Jim Herrmann (linebacker 1979-82 and coach 1988-2005, including Def Coord 1997-2005); and
Jerald Ingram (running back 1979-83).
Both won Super Bowl rings with the New York Giants last season, and remain on staff this year – Herrmann as Linebackers Coach and Ingram as Running Backs Coach.
The Giants are 6-2 after defeating the Cowboys in Dallas, 29-24. Ingram’s running backs have contributed to an offense which is 3rd in points scored at 29 per game, 4th in total offense with 397 yards per game; and 6th in passing offense with 282 yards per game. They have allowed the fewest sacks in the NFL, allowing just 7 all season. Herrmann’s linebackers have helped the defense to hold opponents to 20 points per game on average, 8th in the NFL. The Giants have intercepted 16 passes this season, tied for most in the NFL, and recovered 8 fumbles, 2nd in the league. Giants blog Big Blue Interactive discusses how Hurricane Sandy will affect the Giants this week.

Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86): Senior with Team 107. Now Head Coach of San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers manhandled Arizona on Monday night, 24-3, and are 6-2 on the season. San Francisco’s defense is tops in the NFL in both points allowed (13 per game) and total yards allowed (271 yards per game); the 49ers are 2nd in the league in passing yards allowed (184 yards per game). Offensively, they lead the NFL in rushing with 169 yards per game.

Teryl Austin (DB Coach 1999-2002);
Cam Cameron (QB Coach and WR Coach 1986-93);
Andy Moeller (linebacker 1982-86 and Offensive Line Coach 2000-07):
All three now with Baltimore Ravens – Austin the Secondary Coach; Cameron the Offensive Coordinator; and Moeller the Offensive Line Coach.
The Ravens, 5-2, had a bye week. Cameron’s offense, with the help of Moeller’s offensive line, is 11th in the league in points scored with 25 points per game. The Baltimore Sun takes a look at the Ravens offense. Austin’s secondary is part of a defense which has given up 23 points per game, 17th in the league. They have recovered 6 fumbles, tied for 6th in the league.

Mike Trgovac (defensive lineman 1977-80): Senior with Team 101. Now Green Bay Packers Defensive Line Coach. The Packers are 5-3 after defeating Jacksonville 24-15. Trgovac’s defensive line has helped the Packers record 26 sacks this season, tied for most in the NFL with Arizona.

Harold Goodwin (offensive lineman 1992-94): Now Indianapolis Colts OL Coach, charged with protecting overall #1 draft pick Andrew Luck. The Colts, 4-3, defeated Tennessee 19-13. Goodwin’s offensive line has given its quarterback enough time to pass for an average of 266 yards per game, which is 9th in the league.

Bill Sheridan (OLB Coach 2002; D Line Coach 2003-04): Now Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator. The Bucs, 3-4, defeated Minnesota 36-17. Sheridan’s defense is 6th in the NFL in rushing yards allowed, with the opposition averaging 85 yards per game. Through the air, however, opponents are averaging 310 yards per game, which has Tampa Bay’s defense ranked 31st in that category. The Bucs have intercepted 10 passes this season, tied for 3rd best in the league.

Mike Mallory (linebacker 1981-85); and
Terry Malone (Offensive Line Coach 1997-2001; Offensive Coordinator 2002-2005):
New Orleans Saints. Mallory is now the Assistant Special Teams Coach for the Saints, and Malone is the Tight Ends Coach.
The Saints, 2-5, lost to Denver 34-14 Sunday night. Malone’s tight ends have helped the offense to 316 passing yards per game, first in the NFL. The Saints are 5th in total offense (389 yards per game) and 6th in points scored (27 points per game). Mallory’s special teams are leading the NFL in net punting, averaging 45.2 net yards per punt.

Source for all statistics is NFL.com.

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Hoke Coaching Tree Update Week 9

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Fergodsakes.com reviews the college football action from the weekend, from the perspective of the Brady Hoke Coaching Tree. Former Hoke assistant coaches are roaming the sidelines as coaches of various college programs. Here’s who they are, where they are, and how their teams are doing: (for more on Wolverine-related coaching trees, Fergodsakes.com has them here.)

John Powers (assistant coach to Brady Hoke at Ball State from 2006-08). Now Bethune-Cookman’s Offensive Line Coach. Bethune-Cookman, 6-2, defeated Northe Carolina Central 42-17. Powers’s offensive line has helped the run game to 235 yards per game, 12th in the 121 team FCS. Bethune-Cookman is best in the FCS in Turnover Margin at +2.25 per game.

Eddie Faulkner (Running Backs Coach for Hoke at Ball State 2005-08): Now Wisconsin Badgers Tight Ends Coach. The Badgers fell to 6-3, losing to Michigan State in overtime 16-13. Faulkner’s tight ends are part of an offense which is 79th in scoring (26 points per game) and 95th in total yardage (361 yards per game).

Rocky Long, Brian Sipe, Tony White, and LeCharls McDaniel (all on Hoke’s staff at San Diego State) remain with San Diego State. Long is Head Coach; Sipe is QB Coach; White is Cornerbacks Coach; and McDaniel is WR Coach. The Aztecs are 6-3 after a 24-13 victory over UNLV. San Diego State is 18th in the nation in rushing offense (223 yards per game) and 26th in scoring offense (37 points per game).

Don Treadwell (Hoke’s first Offensive Coordinator at Ball State in 2003); and Ed Stults (variety of coaching positions under Hoke from 2003-08 at Ball State): Miami University Redhawks. Treadwell is Head Coach; Stults is Offensive Line Coach. Miami, 4-4, upset #24 Ohio (the Bobcats) 23-20. Behind Stults’s offensive line, the rushing game averages 92 yards per game, which is 114th in the country. The offensive line has given the passing game enough protection for the Redhawks to average 289 yards per game through the air, 25th in the nation. Miami averages only 4.5 penalties per game, 17th in the land in terms of fewest penalties committed. For more on Miami’s upset of Ohio U, click here.

Sidney Powell (Secondary Coach for three seasons for Hoke at Ball State): Now Tennessee Tech Secondary Coach. Tennessee Tech, 2-6, lost to Tennessee State 22-21. Powell’s secondary has given up 244 passing yards per game, 94th in the 121 team FCS.

Eric Lewis (Hoke’s Defensive Backs Coach at Ball State): Now Weber State’s Cornerbacks Coach. The Wildcats, an FCS team, are 1-7 and had a bye this week. Weber State’s opponents have passed for 238 yards per game against Lewis’s cornerbacks and the rest of the defense, 87th in the 121 team FCS.

Trent Boykin (Brady Hoke’s Running Backs Coach for two seasons at Ball State): Running Backs Coach for Akron Zips. The Zips lost to Central Michigan 35-14 and are 1-8 on the season. Boykin’s running backs average 120 yards per game, 102nd in the land. Akron’s passing game averages 316 yards per game, 13th in the country.

Source for all FBS and FCS statistics is the NCAA.

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Week 9 Results Wolverine Coaching Connection

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Fergodsakes.com reviews the college football action from the weekend, from the perspective of the University of Michigan Wolverine coaching connection. Former Michigan players and assistant coaches are roaming the sidelines as coaches of various college programs. For more on Wolverine-related coaching trees, Fergodsakes.com has them here.

Les Miles (offensive lineman 1972-75 and Offensive Line Coach 1987-94): A senior on Team 96, Miles is now Head Coach of LSU. The Tigers, 7-1, had a bye week. Ranked 5th in the BCS, LSU is among the top ten defenses in the country in passing yards allowed, pass efficiency defense, total defense, tackles for loss, rushing defense, and scoring defense. They are also ninth in turnover margin.

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98, and in 2007): Now University of Louisville Defensive Coordinator. The Cardinals, ranked 10th in the BCS, are 8-0 after defeating Cincinnati in overtime 34-31. Bedford’s defense is 31st in the land in total defense, allowing 341 yards per game; 36th in the country in rushing defense (135 yards per game); and 41st in scoring defense, allowing 23 points per game.

Tony Dews (WR Coach 2008-10); Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10); Calvin McGee (Offensive Coordinator 2008-10); and Rod Smith (QB Coach 2008-10): All with the Arizona Wildcats – Dews as WR Coach; Gibson as Safeties Coach; McGee as O Coordinator; and Smith as QB Coach. The Wildcats, 5-3, upset then-BCS #9 USC 39-36, and are now #22 in the BCS. They are 4th in the nation in passing offense (354 yards per game), 4th in total offense (554 yards per game), and 20th in scoring offense (39 points per game). Defensively, Arizona is 110th in total defense, allowing 484 yards per game, and 117th in passing defense, allowing opponents to pass for 316 yards per game. Despite being in the bottom ten in those yardage categories, Arizona is 89th in scoring defense, with opponents scoring 31 point per game.

Nick Sheridan (quarterback 2006-09): Now Western Kentucky University Quarterbacks Coach. The Hilltoppers, 6-2, defeated FIU 14-6. Sheridan has helped guide an offense which is 14th in the country in passing efficiency. Western Kentucky has averaged 212 passing yards per game, 81st in the nation.

Roy Manning, (linebacker 2000-04); and Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07): University of Cincinnati. Manning is Running Backs Coach, and Stripling is Defensive Line Coach. The Bearcats lost to then-BCS #16 Louisville 34-31 in overtime and are 5-2 on the season. Manning’s running backs are averaging 221 yards per game, good for 19th in the country, and have contributed to an offense which has scored 34 points per game, which is 36th in the nation. Stripling’s defensive line has helped the Bearcats to 23rd in the country in scoring defense (19 points per game) and is 12th in sacks (3 per game)

Erik Campbell (wide receiver 1984-87 and WR Coach 1995-2007): A senior on Team 108, Campbell is now Iowa Hawkeyes Wide Receivers Coach. The Hawkeyes, 4-4, lost to Northwestern 28-17. Campbell’s wide receivers have contributed to an offense which averages 192 yards per game through the air, which is tied for 98th in the country. They are part of an offense scoring 20 points per game, 105th in the country.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now UT Chattanooga Safeties Coach. The Mocs, 4-4, fell to Georgia Southern 39-31 in triple overtime. Out of 121 teams in FCS, Braithwaite’s safeties have contributed to a defense which is 13th in total defense (allowing 311 yards per game), 13th in passing defense (allowing 165 yards per game), and 29th in scoring defense (allowing 21 points per game).

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Now Temple Owls Defensive Coordinator. The Owls, 3-4, lost to Pitt 47-17. Heater’s defense is 26th in the country in sacks, getting to the quarterback 2.6 times per game. They are 66th in scoring defense with opponents averaging 28 points per game.

Tyrone Wheatley (running back 1991-94); Steve Morrison (linebacker 1990-94); and Scott Shafer (D Coordinator 2008): Syracuse University. Wheatley is Running Backs Coach; Morrison is Linebackers Coach; and Shafer is Defensive Coordinator. The Orange, 4-4, defeated USF 37-36, storming back from a 23-3 halftime deficit. Shafer’s defense, with Morrison’s linebackers, are 11th in the nation in tackles for loss, averaging 7.5 per game. They are 39th in passing defense, allowing 209 yards per game through the air. Wheatley’s running backs are averaging 151 yards per game, 75th in the country, and are part of a unit averaging 462 total yards per game, 24th in the country.

Doug Mallory (defensive back 1983-87 and Captain in ‘87) and Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10): Indiana Hoosiers. Mallory is co-Defensive Coordinator and Frey is Offensive Line Coach. The Hoosiers improved to 3-5, beating Illinois 31-17. Mallory’s defense is 11th in the country in tackles-for-loss, averaging 7.5 per game, and 31st in sacks, averaging 2.5 per game. They are 47th in pass defense, allowing 216 passing yards per game, and 79th in scoring defense (30 points per game). Frey’s offensive line has contributed to a run game which averages 157 yards per game, good for 71st in the country. The Hoosiers are 35th in the country in scoring offense, averaging 34 points per game.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The Braves, 3-5, had a bye this week. Alcorn State is 18th in pass defense in the 121 team FCS, allowing 173 yards per game.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73); and Robert Thornbladh (fullback 2006): Lyall is now Head Coach of Siena Heights Saints; Thornbladh is Outside Linebackers Coach. The Saints are 3-6 after losing to 7th ranked St. Francis 31-7. Siena Heights is 9th in NAIA in 4th down conversions, earning a first down at a 63% rate in such situations. Lyall discusses the St. Francis game.

Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94): A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University. A club team, the Patriots are 3-4 after defeating Longwood University 28-21.

Marcus Knight (wide receiver 1996-99): A senior on Team 120, Knight is now Northern Michigan University Wide Receivers Coach. The Wildcats are 3-6 after defeating Northwood 21-13. Knight’s wide receivers are averaging 189 yards per game in receptions, which is 107th among the 158 teams in Division II.

Anthony Thomas (running back 1997-2000): Now Assistant Head Coach and Special Teams Coordinator for the Division II West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats. A senior on Team 121, Thomas left Michigan as the all-time leading rusher in program history. The Bobcats are 3-6 after a win over West Virginia State 42-14. Of 158 teams in Division II, West Virginia Wesleyan is 1st in tackles for loss (11.8 per game), and 3rd in sacks (3.6 per game).

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): Now Auburn University Offensive Coordinator. Loeffler and the offense are feeling the heat in Auburn. The Tigers dropped to 1-7 after a 63-21 blowout loss to Texas A&M. In the 120 team FBS, Loeffler’s offense is 120th in total offense (284 yards per game) and 119th in scoring offense (16 points per game). Here’s Loeffler talking about the latest performance.

Kurt Anderson (offensive lineman 1997-2001); Mike Hart (running back 2004-07); Ron English (DB Coach and Def Coord 2003-07): All 3 now at Eastern Michigan – Anderson the OL Coach, Hart the RB Coach, and English the Head Coach. The Eagles fell to 1-7, losing to Bowling Green 24-3. Hart’s running backs and Anderson’s offensive line have guided EMU to 151 yards per game on the ground, which is 76th in the country. Defensively, the Eagles are last in the nation in rushing yards allowed per game, giving up 302 yards per game on the ground.

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator. The 49ers will begin play in 2013.

Source for all NCAA statistics is the NCAA; and the NAIA for NAIA statistics.

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NFL Week 8 Preview Wolverine Coaching Connection

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Fergodsakes.com previews the NFL football games each weekend involving a University of Michigan Wolverine coaching connection. Coaching various NFL teams are former Michigan players and assistant coaches (for Fergodsakes.com’s Michigan Coaching Trees, click here). Their schedules for this weekend:

Bill Sheridan (OLB Coach 2002; D Line Coach 2003-04): Now Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator. Tampa Bay is now 3-4 after defeating Minnesota in the Thursday night game, 36-17.

Mike DeBord (assistant coach of various positions 1992-99 and 2004-07, including 2 stints as Offensive Coordinator): Now Chicago Bears Tight Ends Coach. The Bears, 5-1, host Carolina in a 1:00pm ET game on FOX.

Mike Trgovac (defensive lineman 1977-80): Senior with Team 101. Now Green Bay Packers Defensive Line Coach. The Packers, 4-3, host Jacksonville in a 1:00pm ET game on CBS.

Harold Goodwin (offensive lineman 1992-94): Now Indianapolis Colts OL Coach, charged with protecting overall #1 draft pick Andrew Luck. Indianapolis, 3-3, is at Tennessee in a 1:00pm ET start on CBS.

Jim Herrmann (linebacker 1979-82 and coach 1988-2005, including Def Coord 1997-2005); and
Jerald Ingram (running back 1979-83). Both Herrmann and Ingram won Super Bowl rings with the New York Giants last season, and remain on staff this year – Herrmann as Linebackers Coach and Ingram as Running Backs Coach. The Giants, 5-2, are at Dallas in a 4:25pm ET game on FOX. Giants blog Big Blue Interactive previews the game.

Mike Mallory (linebacker 1981-85); and
Terry Malone (Offensive Line Coach 1997-2001; Offensive Coordinator 2002-2005): New Orleans Saints. Mallory is now the Assistant Special Teams Coach for the Saints, and Malone is the Tight Ends Coach. The Saints, 2-4, are at Denver in the Sunday night game on NBC, 8:20pm ET, 6:20pm MT, on NBC. Nola.com takes a look at the Saints-Broncos matchup.

Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86): Senior with Team 107. Now Head Coach of San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers, 5-2, are at Arizona in the Monday night game, 8:30pm ET, 5:30pm PT, on ESPN.

Teryl Austin (DB Coach 1999-2002);
Cam Cameron (QB Coach and WR Coach 1986-93); and
Andy Moeller (linebacker 1982-86 and Offensive Line Coach 2000-07):
All three are now with Baltimore Ravens – Austin the Secondary Coach; Cameron the Offensive Coordinator; and Moeller the Offensive Line Coach. The 5-2 Ravens have a bye this week.

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Big East Matchup Includes Former Carr Assistants

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Fergodsakes.com previews the college football games each weekend involving a University of Michigan Wolverine coaching connection. Former Michigan players, coaches, and former Brady Hoke assistant coaches are roaming the sidelines as coaches of various college programs (for Fergodsakes.com’s University of Michigan football coaching trees, click here). Their schedules for this weekend (games listed in chronological order within header section; all games on Saturday unless otherwise noted):

Former Wolverines Coaching Against Each Other

Cincinnati at Louisville, Friday, 8:00pm ET, ESPN
Roy Manning, (linebacker 2000-04); and
Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07): University of Cincinnati. Manning is Running Backs Coach, and Stripling is Defensive Line Coach.
Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98, and in 2007): Now University of Louisville Defensive Coordinator.
Stripling and Bedford coached on the defense together on Lloyd Carr’s last staff in 2007. Team 128 was 9-4, finishing second in the Big Ten. Lowlights include the Appalachian State game; highlights include the Capital One Bowl victory over Florida.
This season, Louisville is undefeated (7-0) and 16th in the BCS. Cincinnati is 5-1, its lone loss last week at Toledo. Louisville blog In the Huddle takes a look at Louisville-Cincinnati football history.

Former Michigan Players and Coaches

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Now Temple Owls Defensive Coordinator. The Owls, 3-3, are at Pitt in a noon ET game on ESPN3.

Marcus Knight (wide receiver 1996-99): A senior on Team 120, Knight is now Northern Michigan University Wide Receivers Coach. The Wildcats, 2-6, are at Northwood in a noon ET game.

Erik Campbell (wide receiver 1984-87 and WR Coach 1995-2007): A senior on Team 108, Campbell is now Iowa Hawkeyes Wide Receivers Coach. The Hawkeyes, 4-3, are at Northwestern in a noon ET game on ESPN2.

Doug Mallory (defensive back 1983-87 and Captain in ‘87); and
Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10): Indiana Hoosiers. Mallory is co-Defensive Coordinator and Frey is Offensive Line Coach. The Hoosiers, 2-5, are at Illinois in a noon ET game on the Big Ten Network.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73); and
Robert Thornbladh (fullback 2006): Lyall is now Head Coach of Siena Heights Saints; Thornbladh is Outside Linebackers Coach. The Saints, 3-5, are at 13th ranked St. Francis in a noon game.

Anthony Thomas (running back 1997-2000): Now Assistant Head Coach and Special Teams Coordinator for the Division II West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats. A senior on Team 115, Thomas left Michigan as the all-time leading rusher in program history. The Bobcats, 2-6, are at West Virginia State in a 1:00pm ET game.

Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94): A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University. A club team, the Patriots (2-4) are at Longwood University at 1:00pm ET.

Kurt Anderson (offensive lineman 1997-2001);
Mike Hart (running back 2004-07);
Ron English (DB Coach and Def Coord 2003-07): All 3 now at Eastern Michigan – Anderson the OL Coach, Hart the RB Coach, and English the Head Coach. The 1-6 Eagles are at Bowling Green in a 3:30pm ET matchup on ESPN3.

Tony Dews (WR Coach 2008-10);
Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10);
Calvin McGee (Offensive Coordinator 2008-10); and
Rod Smith (QB Coach 2008-10): All with the Arizona Wildcats – Dews as WR Coach; Gibson as Safeties Coach; McGee as O Coordinator; and Smith as QB Coach. The Wildcats, 4-3 host USC at 3:30pm ET, 12:30pm PT on ABC/ESPN2.

Nick Sheridan (quarterback 2006-09): Now Western Kentucky University Quarterbacks Coach. The Hilltoppers, 5-2, are at Florida International in a 6:00pm ET game on ESPN3.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now UT Chattanooga Safeties Coach. The Mocs, 4-3, host Georgia Southern at 6:00pm ET.

Tyrone Wheatley (running back 1991-94);
Steve Morrison (linebacker 1990-94); and
Scott Shafer (D Coordinator 2008): Syracuse University. Wheatley is Running Backs Coach; Morrison is Linebackers Coach; and Shafer is Defensive Coordinator. The Orange, 3-4, are at the University of South Florida in a 7:00pm game on ESPNU.

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): Now Auburn University Offensive Coordinator. The Tigers, 1-7, host Texas A&M in a 7:00pm ET game on ESPNU. Here’s the latest on speculation about Loeffler’s job.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The Braves, 3-5, have a bye this week.

Les Miles (offensive lineman 1972-75 and Offensive Line Coach 1987-94): A senior on Team 96, Miles is now Head Coach of LSU. The 7-1 Tigers, ranked #6 in the BCS, have a bye week as they prepare for #1 Alabama next Saturday.

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator. The 49ers will begin play in 2013.

Brady Hoke Coaching Tree

Sidney Powell (Secondary Coach for three seasons for Hoke at Ball State): Now Tennessee Tech Secondary Coach. The Golden Eagles, 2-5 and a member of the FCS, are at Tennessee State at 1:00pm ET.

Eddie Faulkner (Running Backs Coach for Hoke at Ball State 2005-08): Now Wisconsin Badgers Tight Ends Coach. The Badgers, 6-2, host Michigan State in a 3:30pm ET game on ABC/ESPN2.

Don Treadwell (Hoke’s first Offensive Coordinator at Ball State in 2003); and
Ed Stults (variety of coaching positions under Hoke from 2003-08 at Ball State): Miami University Redhawks. Treadwell is Head Coach; Stults is Offensive Line Coach. The Redhawks, 3-4, host Ohio (the Bobcats) at 3:30pm ET on ESPN3. The Plain Dealer previews the matchup.

Trent Boykin (Brady Hoke’s Running Backs Coach for two seasons at Ball State): Running Backs Coach for Akron Zips. Akron, 1-7, is at Central Michigan at 3:30pm ET.

John Powers (assistant coach to Brady Hoke at Ball State from 2006-08). Now Bethune-Cookman’s Offensive Line Coach. The Wildcats, 5-2, are home against North Carolina Central at 4:00pm ET.

Rocky Long, Brian Sipe, Tony White, and LeCharls McDaniel (all on Hoke’s staff at San Diego State) remain with San Diego State. Long is Head Coach; Sipe is QB Coach; White is Cornerbacks Coach; and McDaniel is WR Coach. The Aztecs, 5-3, host UNLV at 8:00pm ET, 5:00pm PT on TWC SN.

Eric Lewis (Hoke’s Defensive Backs Coach at Ball State): Now Weber State’s Cornerbacks Coach. The Wildcats, 1-7, have a bye this week.

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NFL Wolverine Coaching Connections, Week 7 Results

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Fergodsakes.com reviews the NFL action from the weekend, from the perspective of former University of Michigan Wolverine football players and coaches who are now coaching in the NFL. For more on Wolverine-related coaching trees, Fergodsakes.com has them here.

Mike DeBord (assistant coach of various positions 1992-99 and 2004-07, including 2 stints as Offensive Coordinator): Now Chicago Bears Tight Ends Coach. The Bears, 5-1, defeated the Lions 13-7. DeBord’s tight ends have contributed to an offense which has scored 27 points per game, 8th in the NFL.

Jim Herrmann (linebacker 1979-82 and coach 1988-2005, including Def Coord 1997-2005); and
Jerald Ingram (running back 1979-83).
Both won Super Bowl rings with the New York Giants last season, and remain on staff this year – Herrmann as Linebackers Coach and Ingram as Running Backs Coach.
The Giants are 5-2 after beating Washington 27-23. Ingram’s running backs have contributed to an offense which is 2nd in total offense with 412 yards per game; 3rd in passing offense with 295 yards per game; and 4th in the NFL in points scored at 29 points per game. They have allowed the fewest sacks in the NFL, with Eli Manning being sacked a total of 5 times on the season. Herrmann’s linebackers have helped the defense to hold opponents to 20 points per game on average, 9th in the NFL. The Giants have intercepted 12 passes this season, 2nd in the NFL, and recovered 6 fumbles, tied for 5th in the league.

Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86): Senior with Team 107. Now Head Coach of San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers defeated Seattle on Thursday night, 13-6 and are now 5-2 on the season. San Francisco’s defense is tops in the NFL in both passing yards allowed (173 yards per game) and total yards allowed (272 yards per game); and 2nd in points allowed (14 points per game). Offensively, they are 2nd in the NFL in rushing offense, averaging 177 yards per game on the ground.

Teryl Austin (DB Coach 1999-2002);
Cam Cameron (QB Coach and WR Coach 1986-93);
Andy Moeller (linebacker 1982-86 and Offensive Line Coach 2000-07):
All three now with Baltimore Ravens – Austin the Secondary Coach; Cameron the Offensive Coordinator; and Moeller the Offensive Line Coach.
The Ravens are 5-2 after being dismantled by Houston, 43-13. Cameron’s offense, with the help of Moeller’s offensive line, is 10th in the league in points scored with 25 points per game. Austin’s secondary has contributed to a defense which has given up 23 points per game, 18th in the league. They also have 7 interceptions, 11th in the league, and have recovered 6 fumbles, tied for 5th in the league.

Mike Trgovac (defensive lineman 1977-80): Senior with Team 101. Now Green Bay Packers Defensive Line Coach. The Pack are 4-3 after defeating St. Louis 30-20. Trgovac’s defensive line has helped the Packers record 24 sacks this season, most in the NFL.

Harold Goodwin (offensive lineman 1992-94): Now Indianapolis Colts OL Coach, charged with protecting overall #1 draft pick Andrew Luck. The Colts, 3-3, handled the Browns 17-13. Goodwin’s offensive line has given its quarterback enough time to pass for an average of 263 yards per game, which is 11th in the league.

Mike Mallory (linebacker 1981-85); and
Terry Malone (Offensive Line Coach 1997-2001; Offensive Coordinator 2002-2005):
New Orleans Saints. Mallory is now the Assistant Special Teams Coach for the Saints, and Malone is the Tight Ends Coach.
The Saints, 2-4, defeated Tampa Bay 35-28. Malone’s tight ends have helped the offense to 335 passing yards per game, first in the NFL. The Saints are 3rd in total offense (411 yards per game) and also 3rd in points scored (29 points per game). Mallory’s special teams are leading the NFL in net punting, averaging 44.9 net yards per punt.

Bill Sheridan (OLB Coach 2002; D Line Coach 2003-04): Now Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator. The Bucs, 2-4, lost to New Orleans 35-28. They are 3rd in the NFL in rushing yards allowed, with the opposition averaging a meager 76 yards per game. Through the air, however, opponents are averaging 323 yards per game, which has Tampa Bay’s defense ranked 31st in that category. The Bucs have intercepted 9 passes this season, tied for 6th best in the league.

Source for all statistics is NFL.com.

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Hoke Coaching Tree Week 8 Update

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Fergodsakes.com reviews the college football action from the weekend, from the perspective of the Brady Hoke Coaching Tree. Former Hoke assistant coaches are roaming the sidelines as coaches of various college programs. Here’s who they are, where they are, and how their teams are doing: (for more on Wolverine-related coaching trees, Fergodsakes.com has them here.)

Eddie Faulkner (Running Backs Coach for Hoke at Ball State 2005-08): Now Wisconsin Badgers Tight Ends Coach. The Badgers improved to 6-2 after a 38-13 victory over Minnesota and are now 25th in the BCS standings. Faulkner’s tight ends have helped an offense which is 65th in scoring (28 points per game) and 77th in total yardage (383 yards per game).

John Powers (assistant coach to Brady Hoke at Ball State from 2006-08). Now Bethune-Cookman’s Offensive Line Coach. Bethune-Cookman, 5-2, defeated Norfolk State 48-3. Powers’s offensive line has helped the run game to 230 yards per game, 12th in the 121 team FCS. Bethune-Cookman is best in the FCS in Turnover Margin at +2.43 per game.

Rocky Long, Brian Sipe, Tony White, and LeCharls McDaniel (all on Hoke’s staff at San Diego State) remain with San Diego State. Long is Head Coach; Sipe is QB Coach; White is Cornerbacks Coach; and McDaniel is WR Coach. The Aztecs are 5-3 after defeating Nevada in overtime 39-38. San Diego State is 22nd in the nation in rushing offense (217 yards per game) and 23rd in scoring offense (38 points per game).

Don Treadwell (Hoke’s first Offensive Coordinator at Ball State in 2003); and Ed Stults (variety of coaching positions under Hoke from 2003-08 at Ball State): Miami University Redhawks. Treadwell is Head Coach; Stults is Offensive Line Coach. Miami, 3-4, had a bye this week. Behind Stults’s offensive line, the rushing game averages 89 yards per game, which is 115th in the country. The offensive line has given the passing game enough protection for the Redhawks to average 285 yards per game through the air, 27th in the nation.

Sidney Powell (Secondary Coach for three seasons for Hoke at Ball State): Now Tennessee Tech Secondary Coach. Tennessee Tech, 2-5, lost to Eastern Kentucky 42-28. Powell’s secondary has given up 237 passing yards per game, 86th in the 121 team FCS.

Eric Lewis (Hoke’s Defensive Backs Coach at Ball State): Now Weber State’s Cornerbacks Coach. The Wildcats, an FCS team, are 1-7 after getting their first win of the season, 24-22 over Southern Utah. Weber State’s opponents have passed for 238 yards per game against Lewis’s cornerbacks and the rest of the defense, 90th in the 121 team FCS.

Trent Boykin (Brady Hoke’s Running Backs Coach for two seasons at Ball State): Running Backs Coach for Akron Zips. The Zips lost to Northern Illinois 37-7 and are 1-7 on the season. Boykin’s running backs average 118 yards per game, 102nd in the land. Akron’s passing game averages 312 yards per game, 11th in the country.

Source for all FBS and FCS statistics is the NCAA.

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Week 8 College Football Wolverine Coaching Connection

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Fergodsakes.com reviews the college football action from the weekend, from the perspective of the University of Michigan Wolverine coaching connection. Former Michigan players and assistant coaches are roaming the sidelines as coaches of various college programs. For more on Wolverine-related coaching trees, Fergodsakes.com has them here.

Les Miles (offensive lineman 1972-75 and Offensive Line Coach 1987-94): A senior on Team 96, Miles is now Head Coach of LSU. The Tigers defeated Texas A&M and are now 7-1 on the season. Ranked 6th in the BCS, LSU is among the top ten defenses in the country in passing yards allowed, pass efficiency defense, total defense, tackles for loss, rushing defense, and scoring defense.

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98, and in 2007): Now University of Louisville Defensive Coordinator. The Cardinals, ranked 16th in the BCS, are now 7-0 after defeating USF 27-25. Bedford’s defense is 31st in the land in total defense, allowing 339 yards per game; 34th in the country in rushing defense (126 yards per game); and 36th in scoring defense, allowing 22 points per game. In the Huddle has more on the Louisville season.

Roy Manning, (linebacker 2000-04); and Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07): University of Cincinnati. Manning is Running Backs Coach, and Stripling is Defensive Line Coach. The Bearcats lost their first game of the season, 29-23 to Toledo, and are 5-1 on the season. Manning’s running backs are averaging 226 yards per game, good for 16th in the country, and have contributed to an offense which has scored 35 points per game, which is 36th in the nation. Stripling’s defensive line has helped the Bearcats to 20th in the country in scoring defense (17 points per game) and is 12th in sacks (3 per game)

Nick Sheridan (quarterback 2006-09): Now Western Kentucky University Quarterbacks Coach. The Hilltoppers, 5-2, lost in overtime to Louisiana-Monroe 43-42. Sheridan has helped guide an offense which is 11th in the country in passing efficiency. Western Kentucky has averaged 224 passing yards per game, good for 71st in the nation.

Erik Campbell (wide receiver 1984-87 and WR Coach 1995-2007): A senior on Team 108, Campbell is now Iowa Hawkeyes Wide Receivers Coach. The Hawkeyes, 4-3, lost to Penn State 38-14. Campbell’s wide receivers have contributed to an offense which averages 189 yards per game through the air, which is tied for 101st in the country.

Tony Dews (WR Coach 2008-10); Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10); Calvin McGee (Offensive Coordinator 2008-10); and Rod Smith (QB Coach 2008-10): All with the Arizona Wildcats – Dews as WR Coach; Gibson as Safeties Coach; McGee as O Coordinator; and Smith as QB Coach. The Wildcats, 4-3, defeated Washington 52-17. They are 5th in the nation in passing offense (352 yards per game), 5th in total offense (549 yards per game), and 20th in scoring offense (39 points per game). Defensively, Arizona is 104th in total defense, allowing 465 yards per game, and 111th in passing defense, allowing opponents to pass for 291 yards per game.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now UT Chattanooga Safeties Coach. The Mocs, 4-3, defeated Samford 20-13. Out of 121 teams in FCS, Braithwaite’s safeties have contributed to a defense which is 7th in total defense (allowing 294 yards per game), 14th in scoring defense (allowing 18 points per game), and 17th in rushing defense (allowing 113 yards per game).

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Now Temple Owls Defensive Coordinator. The Owls lost to Rutgers 35-10 and are 3-3 on the season. Heater’s defense is 19th in the country in sacks, getting to the quarterback 2.8 times per game. They are 51st in scoring defense with opponents averaging 25 points per game. The Owl defense has contributed to a team which is 29th in the country in turnover margin (+0.8 per game).

Tyrone Wheatley (running back 1991-94); Steve Morrison (linebacker 1990-94); and Scott Shafer (D Coordinator 2008): Syracuse University. Wheatley in Running Backs Coach; Morrison is Linebackers Coach; and Shafer is Defensive Coordinator. The Orange, 3-4, defeated UConn 40-10. Shafer’s defense, with Morrison’s linebackers, are 8th in the nation in tackles for loss, averaging 7.9 per game. They are 24th in rushing defense, 26th in total defense, and 45th in scoring defense. Wheatley’s running backs are averaging 145 yards per game, 80th in the country.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73); and Robert Thornbladh (fullback 2006): Lyall is now Head Coach of Siena Heights Saints; Thornbladh is Outside Linebackers Coach. The Saints are 3-5 after losing to 10th ranked Grandview 37-25. Siena Heights is 12th in NAIA in 4th down conversions, earning a first down at a 61% clip in such situations.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The Braves lost to Prairie View A&M 52-37 to fall to 3-5 on the season. Alcorn State is 14th in pass defense in the 121 team FCS, allowing 171 yards per game.

Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94): A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University. A club team, the Patriots are now 2-4 after falling to Maryland-Eastern Shore 18-0.

Doug Mallory (defensive back 1983-87 and Captain in ‘87) and Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10): Indiana Hoosiers. Mallory is co-Defensive Coordinator and Frey is Offensive Line Coach. The Hoosiers fell to 2-5, losing to Navy 31-30. Mallory’s defense is 28th in the country in tackles-for-loss, averaging 6.9 per game. They are 90th in scoring defense (32 points per game) and 97th in total defense, giving up 448 yards per game. Frey’s offensive line has contributed to a run game which averages 162 yards per game, good for 63rd in the country. The Hoosiers are 35th in the country in scoring offense, averaging 35 points per game.

Marcus Knight (wide receiver 1996-99): A senior on Team 120, Knight is now Northern Michigan University Wide Receivers Coach. The Wildcats are 2-6 after losing to Wayne State 38-31. Knight’s wide receivers are averaging 190 yards per game in receptions, which is 103rd among the 158 teams in Division II.

Anthony Thomas (running back 1997-2000): Now Assistant Head Coach and Special Teams Coordinator for the Division II West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats. A senior on Team 121, Thomas left Michigan as the all-time leading rusher in program history. The Bobcats fell to 2-6, losing 28-21 to Glenville St. Of 158 teams in Division II, West Virginia Wesleyan is 1st in tackles for loss (11.3 per game), and 3rd in sacks (3.8 per game).

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): Now Auburn University Offensive Coordinator. Loeffler and the offense are feeling the heat in Auburn. The Tigers dropped to 1-6 after a 17-13 loss to Vanderbilt. In the 120 team FBS, Loeffler’s offense is 119th in total offense (277 yards per game) and 118th in scoring offense (16 points per game). The latest in Auburn’s offensive woes.

Kurt Anderson (offensive lineman 1997-2001); Mike Hart (running back 2004-07); Ron English (DB Coach and Def Coord 2003-07): All 3 now at Eastern Michigan – Anderson the OL Coach, Hart the RB Coach, and English the Head Coach. The Eagles got their first win of the season, 48-38 over Army, and are 1-6. Hart’s running backs and Anderson’s offensive line have guided EMU to 163 yards per game on the ground, which is 61st in the country. Defensively, the Eagles are last in the nation in rushing yards allowed per game, giving up 313 yards per game on the ground.

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator. The 49ers will begin play in 2013.

Source for all NCAA statistics is the NCAA; and the NAIA for NAIA statistics.

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Week 7 NFL Wolverine Coaching Connection

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Fergodsakes.com previews the NFL football games each weekend involving a University of Michigan Wolverine coaching connection. Coaching various NFL teams are former Michigan players and assistant coaches (for Fergodsakes.com’s Michigan Coaching Trees, click here). Their schedules for this weekend:

Former Wolverines Coaching Against Each Other

New Orleans, 1-4, at Tampa Bay, 2-3, 1:00pm ET, FOX.
Mike Mallory (linebacker 1981-85); and
Terry Malone (Offensive Line Coach 1997-2001; Offensive Coordinator 2002-2005): New Orleans Saints. Mallory is now the Assistant Special Teams Coach for the Saints, and Malone is the Tight Ends Coach
Bill Sheridan (OLB Coach 2002; D Line Coach 2003-04): Now Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator.
Malone and Sheridan were on Lloyd Carr’s staff together in 2002, 2003, and 2004. They won two Big Ten Championships and coached in two Rose Bowls together. During those years, Michigan was 1-2 against the Buckeyes.

Other Games Involving a Wolverine Coaching Connection

Jim Harbaugh (quarterback 1982-86): Senior with Team 107. Now Head Coach of San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers played on Thursday night, defeating Seattle 13-6 to improve to 5-2 for the season.

Jim Herrmann (linebacker 1979-82 and coach 1988-2005, including Def Coord 1997-2005); and
Jerald Ingram (running back 1979-83). Both Herrmann and Ingram won Super Bowl rings with the New York Giants last season, and remain on staff this year – Herrmann as Linebackers Coach and Ingram as Running Backs Coach. The Giants, 4-2, host Washington at 1:00pm ET on FOX.

Teryl Austin (DB Coach 1999-2002);
Cam Cameron (QB Coach and WR Coach 1986-93); and
Andy Moeller (linebacker 1982-86 and Offensive Line Coach 2000-07):
All three are now with Baltimore Ravens – Austin the Secondary Coach; Cameron the Offensive Coordinator; and Moeller the Offensive Line Coach. The 5-1 Ravens are at Houston at 1:00pm ET on CBS.

Harold Goodwin (offensive lineman 1992-94): Now Indianapolis Colts OL Coach, charged with protecting overall #1 draft pick Andrew Luck. Indianapolis, 2-3, hosts Cleveland in a 1:00pm ET start on CBS.

Mike Trgovac (defensive lineman 1977-80): Senior with Team 101. Now Green Bay Packers Defensive Line Coach. The Packers, 3-3, visit St. Louis at 1:00pm ET on FOX.

Mike DeBord (assistant coach of various positions 1992-99 and 2004-07, including 2 stints as Offensive Coordinator): Now Chicago Bears Tight Ends Coach. The Bears, 4-1, host Detroit in the Monday night game, 8:30pm ET on ESPN.

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Week 8 College Wolverine Coaching Connections

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Fergodsakes.com previews the college football games each weekend involving a University of Michigan Wolverine coaching connection. Former Michigan players, coaches, and former Brady Hoke assistant coaches are roaming the sidelines as coaches of various college programs (for Fergodsakes.com’s University of Michigan football coaching trees, click here). Their schedules for this weekend (games listed in chronological order within header section; all games on Saturday unless otherwise noted):

Former Michigan Players and Coaches

Tyrone Wheatley (running back 1991-94);
Steve Morrison (linebacker 1990-94); and
Scott Shafer (D Coordinator 2008): Syracuse University. Wheatley is Running Backs Coach; Morrison is Linebackers Coach; and Shafer is Defensive Coordinator. The Orange, 2-4, host UConn Friday night at 8:00pm on ESPN.

Chuck Heater (running back 1971-74): Now Temple Owls Defensive Coordinator. The Owls, 3-2, are home against BCS #15 Rutgers at noon ET on the Big East Network/ESPN3. Heater’s defense is profiled by Rutgers blog Scarlet Scuttlebutt.

Marcus Knight (wide receiver 1996-99): A senior on Team 120, Knight is now Northern Michigan University Wide Receivers Coach. The Wildcats, 1-5, are in Detroit to play Wayne State at noon ET.

Les Miles (offensive lineman 1972-75 and Offensive Line Coach 1987-94): A senior on Team 96, Miles is now Head Coach of LSU. The 6-1 Tigers, ranked #6 in the BCS, are at Texas A&M at noon ET on ESPN.

Scot Loeffler (quarterback 1993-96 and QB Coach 2002-07): Now Auburn University Offensive Coordinator. The Tigers, 1-6, are at Vanderbilt at noon ET on ESPN3.

Kurt Anderson (offensive lineman 1997-2001);
Mike Hart (running back 2004-07);
Ron English (DB Coach and Def Coord 2003-07): All 3 now at Eastern Michigan – Anderson the OL Coach, Hart the RB Coach, and English the Head Coach. The 0-6 Eagles host Army at 1:00pm ET on ESPN3.

Anthony Thomas (running back 1997-2000): Now Assistant Head Coach and Special Teams Coordinator for the Division II West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats. A senior on Team 115, Thomas left Michigan as the all-time leading rusher in program history. The Bobcats, 2-5, host Glenville State in a 1:00pm ET homecoming game. That is the same Glenville State once coached by Rich Rodriguez.

Matt Dyson (linebacker 1990-94): A senior on Team 115, Dyson is now Head Coach for George Mason University. A club team, the Patriots (2-3) are at Maryland-Eastern Shore at 1:00pm ET.

Jim Lyall (defensive lineman 1970-73); and
Robert Thornbladh (fullback 2006): Lyall is now Head Coach of Siena Heights Saints; Thornbladh is Outside Linebackers Coach. The Saints, 3-4, are at #9 Grand View (Iowa) in a 2:00pm game.

Doug Mallory (defensive back 1983-87 and Captain in ‘87); and
Greg Frey (OL Coach 2008-10): Indiana Hoosiers. Mallory is co-Defensive Coordinator and Frey is Offensive Line Coach. The Hoosiers, 2-4, are at Navy in a 3:30pm ET game on CBS SN.

Vance Bedford (DB Coach 1995-98, and in 2007): Now University of Louisville Defensive Coordinator. The Cardinals, 16th in the BCS and 6-0, host USF at 3:30pm on ABC.

Jay Hopson (Linebackers Coach 2008-09): Now Head Coach of Alcorn State. The Braves, 3-4, upset previously undefeated Alabama A&M last weekend. This weekend they are at Prairie View A&M at 3:30pm ET.

Nick Sheridan (quarterback 2006-09): Now Western Kentucky University Quarterbacks Coach. The Hilltoppers, 5-1, are at home against Louisiana-Monroe at 4:00pm ET on ESPN3. WKU blog Toppatime covers the surprisingly strong Western Kentucky season.

Adam Braithwaite (Safeties Coach, 2010): Now UT Chattanooga Safeties Coach. The Mocs, 3-3, host Samford at 6:00pm ET.

Roy Manning, (linebacker 2000-04); and
Steve Stripling (Defensive Line Coach 2005-07): University of Cincinnati. Manning is Running Backs Coach, and Stripling is Defensive Line Coach. The Bearcats, # 21 in the BCS at 5-0 on the season, are at Toledo in a 7:00pm ET game on ESPN3.

Erik Campbell (wide receiver 1984-87 and WR Coach 1995-2007): A senior on Team 108, Campbell is now Iowa Hawkeyes Wide Receivers Coach. The Hawkeyes, 4-2, host Penn State under the lights at 8:00pm ET, 7:00pm CT, on the Big Ten Network.

Tony Dews (WR Coach 2008-10);
Tony Gibson (Secondary Coach 2008-10);
Calvin McGee (Offensive Coordinator 2008-10); and
Rod Smith (QB Coach 2008-10): All with the Arizona Wildcats – Dews as WR Coach; Gibson as Safeties Coach; McGee as O Coordinator; and Smith as QB Coach. The Wildcats, 3-3 host Washington at 10:00pm ET, 7:00pm PT on the Pac 12 Network.

Bruce Tall (Defensive Line Coach 2008-10): Now UNC Charlotte Defensive Coordinator. The 49ers will begin play in 2013.

Brady Hoke Coaching Tree

Eddie Faulkner (Running Backs Coach for Hoke at Ball State 2005-08): Now Wisconsin Badgers Tight Ends Coach. The Badgers, 5-2, host Minnesota in a noon ET, 11:00am CT game on ESPNU.

Trent Boykin (Brady Hoke’s Running Backs Coach for two seasons at Ball State): Running Backs Coach for Akron Zips. Akron, 1-6, hosts Northern Illinois in a noon ET game on ESPN3.

Eric Lewis (Hoke’s Defensive Backs Coach at Ball State): Now Weber State’s Cornerbacks Coach. The Wildcats, 0-7, are at Southern Utah at 3:00pm ET, 1:00pm MT.

John Powers (assistant coach to Brady Hoke at Ball State from 2006-08). Now Bethune-Cookman’s Offensive Line Coach. The Wildcats, 4-2, are home against Norfolk State at 4:00pm ET.

Sidney Powell (Secondary Coach for three seasons for Hoke at Ball State): Now Tennessee Tech Secondary Coach. The Golden Eagles, 2-4 and a member of the FCS, host Eastern Kentucky at 7:00pm ET.

Rocky Long, Brian Sipe, Tony White, and LeCharls McDaniel (all on Hoke’s staff at San Diego State) remain with San Diego State. Long is Head Coach; Sipe is QB Coach; White is Cornerbacks Coach; and McDaniel is WR Coach. The Aztecs, 4-3, are at Nevada at 10:30pm ET, 7:30pm PT on CBS SN.

Don Treadwell (Hoke’s first Offensive Coordinator at Ball State in 2003); and
Ed Stults (variety of coaching positions under Hoke from 2003-08 at Ball State): Miami University Redhawks. Treadwell is Head Coach; Stults is Offensive Line Coach. The Redhawks, 3-4, have a bye this week.

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